CJ Roberts is an elite student-athlete currently attending Richland High School in the metropolitan Dallas-Fort Worth area. The 6’1 point guard is one of the most sought after perimeter players in the entire country, currently ranked the #76 player and #19 PG for the class of 2017 per 247Sports. Roberts is the rare guard that possesses the skill to create separation with a tight handle and good change of direction, while having the elite athletic ability to blow by and finish over bigger defenders at the rim. On the recruiting trail CJ is a hot commodity, as college coaches have prioritized the lightning quick PG that can get buckets for himself and generate easy looks for teammates.
I. AAU & SELF ANALYSIS
EM: Congrats on the great spring so far on the Under Armour circuit, you’ve turned some heads with your ability. Can you tell us how things are going for Beast Mode as a team and for you individually?
CJR: As a team it is going pretty well, we feel very confident after going 4-0 or at least 3-1 each weekend. And for me it’s been a great experience meeting new people everyday on the circuit and also playing to the best of my abilities.
2017 G CJ Roberts goes off for a Team High 21Points, 3Rebounds, 4Assists and 2Steals in a tough… https://t.co/j2CmtIuIyF
— Boogie (@Hboog32) April 23, 2016
EM: Can you describe your game for those that are not familiar?
CJR: I’m a fast and athletic point guard that loves getting my teammates involved and I can also score.
EM: How often do you work on your game?
CJR: Everyday. I’m always in the gym getting shots up, I’m the last one to leave the gym every time.
II. ACADEMICS AND CAREER INTERESTS
EM: Can we talk a bit about your interests as a student, what is your favorite subject?
CJR: My favorite subject is science, I think the better I do in school the more it will help me on the court.
EM: What career path are you looking at in addition to basketball?
CJR: I want to be an athletic director if basketball doesn’t workout.
4-star PG CJ Roberts is in a zone tonight. Already made 4 or 5 long range jumpers in 1st half.
— Dan McDonald (@DMcDonaldRivals) April 16, 2016
EM: Shifting a bit to recruiting, can you tell us which schools have offered or shown interest in you?
CJR: Baylor, Illinois, Kansas State, LSU, SMU, Virginia Tech, Alabama, USC, Purdue, TCU, Rhode Island, Rutgers, South Carolina, Wichita State, Lamar, UT-Arlington (offers), UConn, Iowa State, Texas, Oregon, Oregon State, Indiana, Kansas, Miami, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, West Virginia, Rice, Colorado, Colorado State, Rice, Boise State, San Diego, St. Louis, Nebraska, Univ. of Houston, UNLV (interest)
EM: Which schools do you hear from the most?
CJR: SMU, Baylor, TCU, Alabama, Miami, UNLV, South Carolina
2017 CJ Roberts is going in right now for Team Beastmode. Scoring in bunches while playing with a lot of confidence. #UAA
— MakePlayz (@MakePlayz_com) April 16, 2016
EM: Do you have a top group of schools you’re focused on at this point?
CJR: No, I’m still in the process of deciding when to trim my list.
EM: Any visits or team camps lined up in the near future?
CJR: Still figuring that out.
EM: What factors are important to you and your family when making your college decision?
CJR: Education, and mainly having a great relationship with the coaching staff and the best fit for me to have a chance to play professional ball.
EM: Do you have a decision timeline?
CJR: No sir, not yet.
IV. PERSONAL GOALS & ADVICE
EM: Any personal goals on or off the court?
CJR: I just want to make it to the NBA or play professional ball, but NBA is the main goal.
EM: Last, if you could give the youth some advice on how to succeed either on or off the court, what would you say?
CJR: Just be yourself and don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do anything. Pray and believe in God, keep him on your side and be grateful for everything you got because it’s a lot of people that don’t have anything.
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